BYO Culture Guide May 20 - 26

Combining innovative and interpretative theatre with photography, this week’s Culture Guide looks at how what we see can ask us to change how we think.

Old Life/Dead Life

Old Life/Dead Life is a full-length dance work exploring the origins of the universe and life on Earth. It is a celebration of the diversity and abundance of life and culture. This dark and comedic work delves into the human experience and life's trials through physical expression.

May 22 - June 1

Limelight on Oxford
231 Oxford Street

Wish You Were Here

39 Australian and international photographers take on the medium of postcards, exploring wonderlust, exploration and the world abroad.

May 22 6 – 9pm

Goodspace Gallery
115 Regent Street


Necrophilia explores the complexity of romantic entanglements and what it might mean to discover something about your crush that you can’t let rest in peace. This fresh comedy explores taboo, fetish and the limits of empathy.

May 22 - June 1

Limelight on Oxford
231 Oxford Street

While You Were Sleeping

This exhibition at the newly opened Kambri precinct in Canberra, within the Australian National University, unites 15 First Nations artists, highlighting the diversity of contemporary Indigenous arts. Mediums range from painting and illustration to photography and sculpture. A welcome to country will be held by Ngunawal elder Wally Bell to open the space.

Opening May 23, 6.30pm

May 23 - June 23
aMBUSH Gallery
Cultural Centre 153

Tangney Road
Australian National University
Acton, ACT

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

Over 78,801 photographs entered by 4,738 photographers from 129 countries and the best photographs have been chosen and displayed at this exhibition. These photographs showcase stories that matter.

May 25 - June 23

State Library New South Wales
Macquarie Street